Alex - Meaning of Alex

What does Alex mean?

[ 2 syll. a-lex, al-ex ] The baby girl name Alex is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced AEL-ahKS (English) or AA-LahKS (Dutch) †. Alex has its origins in the Old Greek language and it is used largely in English. Alex is a contracted form of Alexandra.

See also the related forms, the English, German, Greek, Hungarian, and Spanish Alexa and the English, Greek, and French Alix.

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Alex is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1995, 0.023% of baby girls were named Alex. It had a ranking of #540 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial drop in frequency since then, and is currently of only irregular use. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Alex, Alexa was the most popular. Alex has mainly been a boy name in the last century. There were 27 times more boys than girls who were named Alex in 2004.

Baby names that sound like Alex include Allex, Aalish, Aaltje, Ajla, Alaxis, Alcee, Alcie, Aleks, Ales, Alexes, Alice, Alique, Alis, Alishay, Alisse, Alisz, Alix, Aliz, Alize, and Alka.

† Pronunciation for Alex: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

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